Chapter 1: Thomas Altizer and the Future of Theology, by Theodore Runyon, Jr.  in  The Theology of Altizer: Critique and Response

Book Chapter by John B. Cobb, Jr. (editor)

Theodore Runyon Jr. says: "From Altizer’s standpoint, the God I am advocating, the God who is distinct from man and the world, is a repressive figure who must be killed in order that the God who in Christ is identical with the world might emerge. From my viewpoint, what needs to die, or at least to be relativized, is absolute confidence in the religious intuition of man, which in this form I take to be a deifying of the aesthetic dimension of the creature."

Chapter 12: The Concern with Man and the End of Religion  in  God in the New World

Book Chapter by Lloyd Geering

Some people define religion as a body of beliefs and practices which direct man’s attention to one or more divine beings in an unseen supernatural world. If this is religion, then Israel rejects it and so does Christianity. Jesus of Nazareth did not begin a new religion. He proclaimed a new way of faith, by which man, in whatever generation he lives, is summoned by the Word of God to concern himself with the human scene, for this is God’s concern. The Christian way transcends religion and spells the end of religion — thus the point of “religionless” Christianity.